YANG WARRIORS virtual event with Washington County Library and Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang will join a virtual event with Washington County Library on Saturday, May 15 for a reading and discussion of her new book, YANG WARRIORS.
When May 15, 2021
from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang delivers an inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries in a refugee campKao Kalia Yang will join a virtual event with Washington County Library on Saturday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. for a reading and discussion of her new book, Yang Warriors. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

In this inspiring picture book, fierce and determined children confront the hardships of Ban Vinai refugee camp, where Kao Kalia Yang lived as a child. Accompanied by the evocative and rich cultural imagery of debut illustrator Billy Thao, the warriors’ secret mission shows what feats of compassion and courage children can perform, bringing more than foraged greens back to the younger children and to their elders. In this unforgiving place, with little to call their own, these children are the heroes, offering gifts of hope and belonging in a truly unforgettable way. 

"Yang Warriors entranced me from start to finish. Kao Kalia Yang reminds us that children can be just as brave, steadfast, and pure of heart as any adult. This tale of hope and resilience will inspire young warriors everywhere." —Christina Soontornvat, author of All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team

"Yang Warriors is a gentle reminder that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. A moving and powerful story of the hope and resilience of a Hmong family." —Carole Lindstrom, author of We Are Water Protectors

"While the book takes place in a specific refugee camp, its circumstances help both children and adults understand the dire situations of such camps housing millions around the world today. Intended for elementary-aged children, it can teach us all." —Lake Superior Magazine